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Meet These Famous Dogs of Instagram and Create Your Own with Our Tips!


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Getting tired of holiday selfies, pictures of your friends’ breakfast, or people attempting the next dance craze? Check out these famous dogs of Instagram from NZ plus some international fur babies’ Instagram accounts to brighten up your feed!

Because you’re reading this blog post, you might also be interested in how to make an Instagram account for your pet and what post captions to use. Step right up and start reading… After all, who doesn’t want to give their pup the chance to be an internet celebrity?

5 famous dogs of Instagram 🐶

These famous Instagram dogs will melt your heart faster than an ice cream cone in the summer sun:

Kaya the Shepherd

@kayatheshepherd started out featuring Kaya (White Swiss Shepherd) and her human Ashleigh, but the family grew with the addition of Kiko (Finnish Spitz) and Jinx (an Akita Inu bred by @cinnaraeakitas). There’s no shortage of adorable posed photos of this family. These famous Kiwi dogs of Instagram are photogenic, furry, fun and always put on a good show!

Kaya the White Swiss Shepherd is a famous Kiwi dog who loves to put on a good show.
Photo credit: @kayatheshepherd

Doug The Pug

The celebrity Pug is a two-time People’s Choice Award winner and makes a point of claiming to be the king of pop culture (via his Instagram bio). You might think you’re cool, but do you have John Legend and Justin Bieber on speed dial? No? Well, Doug the Pug counts them as part of his crew.

Aside from snacking on treats, this doggo is currently working on an animated show. Seriously, give this fella a round of a-paws!

Doug the Pug is a two-time People's Choice Award winner.
Photo credit: @itsdougthepug

Herman Collett

Herman’s hobbies consist of people watching and chasing squeaky toys, while his favourite hobby is trying to carry a stick that is far too big back to the car. In this feed you find Herman living his best ‘famous dogs of Instagram’ life with his sister Dobby.

From showing off their stylish harnesses and exploring the outdoors to playing with their friends, you can’t help but smile when you see Herman and Dobby on your screen.

Famous dog of Instagram, Herman enjoys people watching and chasing squeaky toys.
Photo credit: @herman.the.minpin


Huey is a 6 year old Vizsla based in Christchurch. This goofy, lovable doggo enjoys exploring the great outdoors – especially taking a dip. His adorable array of facial expression and selfies will have you coming back for more.

If your pup enjoys frolicking in the waves too, read this ‘Top Dog Friendly Beaches for Kiwi Canines‘ blog.

Lovable fur baby, Huey enjoys fresh strawberries.
Photo credit: @madhueythevizsla

Bionic Pets

In this famous dogs of Instagram page, Derrick Campana – aka The Wizard of Paws – shows how prosthetics and a passion for dogs (and other animals, like goats, horses, and even elephants) can add limbs to the life and happiness of a physically challenged animal.

Expect to experience tears and smiles while traversing this Insta profile.

Fur baby, Bagel goes to the bionic clinic for her forelimb prosthetic fitting.
Photo credit: @bionicpets

Having fun? Why not have some more fun and find out if you have the boundless energy of a Huntaway, the sophistication of a Burmese or the loving loyal nature of a Labrador… Take our Pet Personality Quiz to find out.

How to make a dog Instagram account?

Among the most popular social media platforms on earth, Instagram has thousands of accounts dedicated to dogs! Make your fur baby #instafamous with these steps:

First, download the Instagram app (watch the tutorial below)

Then follow these tips:

  1. Choose a suitable handle. The username you create on Instagram will represent you (or in this case, your dog). Can you make it fun and memorable as well as appropriate for your pup?
  2. Create your profile and make sure your pup’s profile stands out from the crowd. Enter your pet’s name, your website (if you have one), and write a short bio describing your fur-legged pal in the “edit profile” section.
  3. Picture time! It’s not as easy as it seems to take pawsome pictures of the famous dogs of Instagram. Chances are they’ll be squirmy and uncooperative, so getting them to sit still will be a challenge! Encourage them to “pose” by giving them their favourite treat.
  4. Share your first post – a big moment. Once you’ve managed to get a stellar shot, it’s time to post it and then wait for all the Instagram fame and fortune to start rolling in! Except it IS a long term game because…
  5. The key to Instagram growth is engagement with others. Engagement is your interaction with other users – your likes, comments, shares – and their interaction with you. It’s also about how many accounts you follow. Follow more accounts similar to yours and you’ll get more followers.
  6. Gaining followers means keeping up your photo consistency. Posting a photo once to three times a day will increase traffic to your page.

24 cute dog captions for Instagram

There’s no need to umm and aww until a cute dog caption comes to mind. Try out these dog captions below:

  • Anything is paws-ible with a dog by your side.
  • A day without a pup is like a day without sunshine!
  • Don’t stop retrievin’.
  • Dogs are the universe’s way of apologising for your relatives.
  • I shih tzu not.
  • My therapist has four legs and a tail.
  • Can’t escape the pup-arazzi.
  • Love is a wet nose and a wagging tail.
  • Warning: cuteness overload.
  • Bone Appétit!
  • It’s my paw-ty, I can bark if I want to!
  • Life is ruff when you’re this cute.
  • I labradore you!
  • It’s raining today, so keep an eye out for poodles.
  • VIP area (very important pupper).
  • Sorry, work. I can’t come in today. My dog’s being adorable again.
  • According to my notes, I should be getting a treat right now?
  • This smile brought to you by ten minutes of belly rubs.
  • I think my heart is paw-shaped.
  • Be the person your dog thinks you are.
  • I live for the simple things: waking my humans up at the crack of dawn, chasing the mailman, barking at nothing, and eating everything.
  • Love is a four-legged word.
  • EmBARKing on a new journey.

Love your fur baby 💕

No matter how weird or wacky they are, or whether they’re one of the famous dogs of Instagram or not, our beloved fur-babies mean the world to us. There’s nothing we wouldn’t do to protect them from harm or pain.

Why not insure your pet-child with PD Insurance? This way, the (sometimes unforeseen) vet bills will be taken care of while you focus more on the cuddles!

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